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Spokane startup Barters Closet hits up Indiegogo to raise funds for mobile app

Those crazy guys who recently launched online bartering platform Barters Closet ( are now looking to beef up their piggy bank to move the company forward. They recently started an Indiegogo effort to raise $70,000 to build a mobile app.

They describe the company's business plan as: a place where people can barter for a new wardrobe in a social network setting.  The company leases office space in the Buchanan Building in downtown Spokane.

The privately held firm, with Connor Simpson at the helm, is working the crowdsourcing angle in hopes of  creating a mobile app to help folks sell items via their phone.

As of today, the Indiegogo campaign had raised almost $700.

Barters Closet is a previous winner of Startup Weekend Spokane and has raised about  $150,000 from members of the Spokane Angel Alliance.

One board member is Tom Simpson, Spokane's venture godfather and biological father of Connor Simpson.

A Barters Closet handout said: "The mobile application will allow users to take pictures of their clothes and upload them for barter, sale or donation; right from their phone!  Users will also be able to connect with other users by following them, messaging them and thriftying them.  Buyers will be able to shop through everything uploaded to Barters Closet to find that one-of-a kind item they are looking for."

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